Table of Contents

updated 12/19/2005 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/19/2005 AT 01:00 AM EST

23 SCOOP
Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn cuddle...
Christina Applegate and husband Johnathon Schaech call it quits...
Elton John to get hitched in the hall Prince Charles used...
Mary-Kate Olsen models for a magazine

64 COVER
Brad Pitt It's now official: He wants to adopt Angelina's kids, son Maddox and daughter Zahara. Is marriage next?

68 Everything's rosy with baby Violet: at home with Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck

72 New parents Britney Spears and Kevin Federline kiss and make up after an ugly fight

77 Amid tight security in Brazil, heiress Athina Onassis, 20, weds a Brazilian horseman 12 years her senior

81 French surgeons perform a face transplant

86 Belgian Muriel Degauque is the first western female suicide bomber in Iraq

90 Paging Dr. Drake...Rick Springfield, the General Hospital heartthrob, returns to his old role 22 years later

93 Shakira talks about her latest: Oral Fixation Vol. 2

97 After five months of searching, Akron cashier Stephanie Dietrich finds the bodies of two missing children

101 Andy Serkis swings into the role of King Kong

103 Giving generously but shunning the limelight, anonymous donors reached out to change these lives

IN EVERY ISSUE

MAILBAG 8
PEOPLE.COM 12
STAR TRACKS 14
SCOOP 23
PICKS & PANS 35
INSIDER 63
PASSAGES 115
PUZZLER 132
STYLE WATCH 135
CHATTER 152

111 The fate of hundreds of dogs is at stake as a Texas town tries to evict dog rescuer Diane Trull

116 A Canadian teen's fatal kiss opens American eyes to the explosion of food allergies

124 Two weeks into the split, Jessica Simpson is out and about while Nick Lachey keeps a low profile

126 Bosom Buddies' Wendie Jo Sperber loses her battle with breast cancer

129 Action star Michelle Yeoh lets down her guard in Memoirs of a Geisha

143 Celebs teamed with designer Kenneth Cole on Dec. 1 to raise AIDS awareness

146 America has a new Top Model: North Dakotan Nicole Linkletter

149 The Squid and the Whale star Jeff Daniels chooses his small Michigan hometown over life in Hollywood

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